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Australian entry to 2018 J24 Worlds

The top six Australians in the 2018 National championships have all entered in the 2018 J24 World Championships Lake Garda Italy. This is the first time that every boat has taken up the option to represent Australia in the largest J24 regatta ever held in Europe. Boasting 100 entries from 13 countries, it is without doubt that this is going to be a regatta to remember. Despite there being multiple world and national champions from all over the globe, we hope that our entrants will be as good as any of the worlds best.

Our team consists of four boats from Sandringham Yacht Club, Kirsty Harris in Hyperactive, Brendan Lee in By the Lee, Simon Grain in Jet and Hugo Ottaway Bruschetta VI. From Cronulla Sailing Club Steve Wright in Tinto and from Cruising Yacht Club of Sydney Dave West in Ace.

During our off season all of these teams have been practicing most weekends in sometimes harsh 11 degree days and 25+ knots. It is a big logistical exercise to get a crew of 5, equipment and sails halfway across the globe to compete in a Lake in Northern Italy, some boats have made up their crews from within the broader J community to get the best sailors we can provide.

Several of the teams have sailed in past J24 world championships and this will assist greatly in their organisation and understanding of what takes place in a regatta of this size and level.

The racing starts on 26/8/2018 till 31/8/2018 and results and daily updates can be viewed on J24 world championships 2018
http://www.j24worlds2018.it/

Despite the result, the knowledge gained by our six teams will be invaluable and the legacy will filter down through our class and benefit all. We wish all our crews the best of luck and fair sailing.

Thanks to Hugo Ottaway for the article.

J24SSF Backyard Cricket Bonanza

Big shout out to Mick Hughes and all of the supporters at the inaugural J24SSF Backyard Cricket Bonanza.

Appreciate the generosity.

We have raised heaps for Team Tinto’s campaign to Lake Garda.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported. Special mention to Magoo (That’s Mr McKay to you) for hosting all of us at his home.

For further pictures and video action check out the J24SSF Facebook Page

2018 Cronulla J24 Winter Championships – Race Report

So what a difference 24 hours can make……

The Regatta was again hosted by the Cronulla Sailing Club racing in the waters of Bate Bay on Saturday and the Port Hacking Estuary on Sunday. 14 J24’s made the commitment with 5 hulls from the harbour, 1 from Botany Bay, and a crew from Melbourne showing the depth and strength of J24 racing.

Saturday began in a light 4-8 knot breeze, Dave Mclachlan, PRO and his team on the start boat got proceedings underway on time. ACE, David West and his crew, using this regatta in their lead up to representing Australia at the J24 World Championships in Italy later this year, won the start and the first race ahead of NSW J24 President,  John Crawford on INNAMINCKA in second and Bryce Edwards driving WOOD DUCK in third.

Second race saw the forever young David McKay in STAMPED URGENT rise to the top, with INNAMINCKA in second and again new comer to the class WOOD DUCK third.

The PRO kept things moving in a dying breeze and race three got underway. Stephen Wright and his crew in TINTO, preparing for the J24 Worlds successful in first.  ACE in second, with Mr Mckay again making an appearance in third.

The forth and what ended up being the final race for the day saw TINTO again take first with WOOD DUCK in second and Janette Syme in WILDFIRE arriving in third. Sails were then dropped and each J24 mounted there 3.5 hp engines of fury for the motor back to Cronulla Sailing Club for an evening BBQ with the sun disappearing on the horizon.

Day 2 and someone ordered wind right???

With the southerly change hitting early Sunday morning wind was certainly no question for day 2. A steady 20 knots with 30 knot busters made for some interesting times and some equipment failure.

Race 5 saw the girls from Sandringham Yacht Club, with Kirsty Harris driving HYPERACTIVE win pole position followed by Mr Consistency TINTO and WOOD DUCK in third. Race 6 and WOOD DUCK popped to the top followed by again TINTO with INNAMINCKA in third. Race 7 saw WOOD DUCK again hit first, TINTO in second and STAMPED URGENT in third, Cronulla Boats 1, 2, 3.

This is where the PRO decided enough was enough and racing was concluded. However the crowd on Bass and Flinders Point had enjoyed watching the colourful sails and inspecting the clean hull of VERTIGO, Clinton Hood.

Final results, congratulations to Stephen Wright and TINTO first on scratch and handicap, Second on scratch was Class new comer Bryce Edwards in his dad’s J24, could be an interesting discussion leading into the States in November. Bryce also achieved 3rd on handicap. Second on handicap was J24 Southern Sydney Fleet President, John Zagame driving JARGON with third overall going to the forever young David McKay on STAMPED URGENT.

Click here for all the results

The Organising Committee would like to thank firstly all of the events sponsors Infinity Rigging, Wet Tech Rigging, AUSSEA Sailing School, Cronulla Marina, SPOT-A-YACHT Photography, Sail Connect, Ocean Sports and Newton Real Estate.

Lastly events like this are only as successful as the unpaid volunteers thank you to all who contributed on BBQs Driving Support Boats, Dock duties and just generally being there. This list of volunteers is too long to mention them all by name however special mention goes to Jared Macquart, supporting this event since its inception through his professional advice on boat set up, maintenance assistance including supply of tools to effect emergency repairs to INNAMINCKA on Friday afternoon. Cheers Jared and thanks for the ongoing support.

The next J24 event on the Australian Calendar is the NSW Titles in November, again shaping up to be a 20 plus hull event.

See you there!!